The Oasis Reporters
June 4, 2021
Asile Abel, Jos
The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam has extolled the good virtues of journalists on the Plateau for upholding the dreams of the founding fathers.
Speaking while receiving in audience, the Executive Members of the Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in his office Thursday, 3rd June, 2021, on a courtesy, Rev Pam noted “he was not ashamed of journalists in Plateau State” whom he described as peacemakers for “managing the crisis on the Plateau” professionally in their reportages.
” I’m proud of you. You have kept the vision of our founding fathers alive by the way you report the crises since 2001 and up to this present time.
“We can’t forget your roles during those days of crises for standing tall in your intervention by your reportage.
“Plateau is a miniature Nigeria, any person who rules the state can rule the country well because of the multi ethnic background of the state.
“Journalists have helped in holding the state together. Over 90% of the crises or riots in the state were caused by “hear says”, but you have remained steadfast in upholding the interest of the state in your reportage.
“I recall the place of pride Plateau occupies in the country because of the first color television that started in the ’80’s when Plateau Television was renamed Nigeria Television Authority, NTA.
“I promised to support your good work and see how we can partner together to promote peace and professionalism”. He enthused!
Earlier, the Plateau NUJ Chairman, comrade Paul Jatau who led the seven member state executive council on the courtesy said they were in the commission to further identify with the ES and extend an invitation to him to attend the commissioning of the “remodelled NUJ State Council Secretariat by Governor Simon Bako Lalong next Thursday”.
According to Jatua, the council was very impressed and proud of the space at which the Executive Secretary has carried out the work of the commission.
The Chaiman further stressed and called for partnership with the commission observing there was need for synergy.
He said the ES has made the state proud by his conduct and leadership charisma. Being a friend of the press, they’re confident he will continue to exhibit those cherished Plateau values.